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Rookie Rose, Ready for 18-19

09/14/2018 7:00 AM -

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Knoxville, TENN. (14 September 2018) – Head Coach Jeff Carr and the Knoxville Ice Bears announced Friday the signing of rookie defenseman Doug Rose.

Rose, from Sewell, NJ, is entering his first full season of professional hockey – he played five games with the Macon Mayhem in 2018, after finishing his collegiate career. Rose attended both Neumann University and Stevenson University (NCAA III) where he collected a combined 54 points (20 goals, 34 assists). Before college, Rose played juniors for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) where he won the 2013-2014 Robertson Cup Championship.

“Doug is an all-around great defenseman,” Carr said. “He is a proficient scorer, playing high offense from the blue line, and he is definitely capable of running the first or second power play unit.”

Doug Rose is another in a long line of defensemen signed by Knoxville this season. With training camp less than a month away, the Ice Bears’ roster is continually growing more competitive. Only sixteen skaters can make the roster so, Rose and the rest of the current squad will have to battle to earn a spot on the October 19th Opening Night roster.

ABOUT The Knoxville Ice Bears: The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its’ visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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About Icebears

The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.

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